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The stunning rose gardens at Cellar Door

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Enjoying a platter on the verandah

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View of the Cellar Door through the vineyards

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The view of the surrounding hills

McLaren Vale

Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year's holiday. We are open for normal trading hours 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 11-5pm weekends except for the following days:

  • CLOSED Christmas Day
  • OPEN Boxing day from 11-4pm
  • CLOSED New Years Day
  • CLOSED Australia Day Public Holiday Monday 27th January 2020

McLaren Vale Cellar Door

Regional Platters and Wine Tasting

Leconfield McLaren Vale Cellar Door is also company headquarters, and the home of Richard Hamilton Wines. Opened by the former Prime Minister of Australia, Hon John Howard MP on October 7 2005, the building is nestled amongst the vineyards with magnificent views to the Willunga escarpment.

Two kilometres south of McLaren Vale, on the Willunga Road and ten kilometres east of the sea, the striking building blends Australian and Danish characteristics, reflecting the owners respective heritages.

The Cellar Door offers the full range of Richard Hamilton Estate and Single Vineyard Reserve wines, and selected Leconfield wines. Platters of local regional foods are available daily. For larger groups these may be ordered in advance. The building is bordered by sweeping lawns and wide verandahs. The flexible floorplan and a full caterers kitchen make it a popular venue for private functions during and outside tasting hours. 

For further information and bookings please contact the Cellar Door Staff.

Cellar Door Tastings and Platters Open 7 Days. Platters available daily from 11am - 3pm
Weekdays: 10am-5pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am-5pm 

Buses and groups by appointment please.

439 Main Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171 
Phone: 08 8323 8830 Fax: 08 8323 8881 Email:

 mclarenvale cellar door map.pdf
 Regional Platter Menu.pdf
 Wedding & Functions at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines.pdf
 Leconfield Group Booking Form.pdf

Structured Tastings Now At McLaren Vale

The Hamilton Experience

Our McLaren Vale cellar door is now hosting a range of tasting options that are designed to showcase the best of our Richard Hamilton portfolio. Choose from Robust Reds, Regional Whites or Comparative Reds and Whites.
The tastings are either seated in Cellar Door, out on our verandah or, for larger groups, in our sunny boardroom.
Served with a small cheese board, guests will be taken through 6 wines each personally hosted by one of our Cellar Door team. The tastings are designed as a fun but educational alternative to our usual wine tastings.

To book your Hamilton Experience call Cellar Door on (08) 8323 8830.

Skydive the Southern Vines at Leconfield

There is a new and exciting way to drop in to Leconfield - literally!
Skydive the Southern Vines has started the only skydiving experience in Adelaide where you can take in views from Adelaide, right down to Kangaroo Island, the beaches of the Southern Fleurieu and the expansive vines of the McLaren Vale wine region - and the drop zone is the grounds of our Cellar Door!
While your friends and family watch your intrepid arrival they can sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a platter.
To book or find out more call Mark and the Skydive the Southern Vines team on 0455 266 880
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